Dim Sum Funeral

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Dim Sum Funeral
Dim Sum Funeral FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Anna Chi
Produced by Clark Peterson
Written by Donald Martin
Starring Bai Ling
Steph Song
Talia Shire
Julia Nickson
Lisa Lu
with Kelly Hu
and Russell Wong
Music by Scott Starrett
Release date
  • November 2008 (2008-11)
AFI Fest
Running time
95 minutes
Language English, Mandarin

Dim Sum Funeral is a 2008 comedy/drama film. It was directed by Anna Chi[1] and stars Kelly Hu, Bai Ling, Russell Wong, Steph Song and Talia Shire.


After their mother dies, four Chinese-American siblings return to their Seattle home.[2] As their mother wanted a traditional seven-day funeral, the estranged siblings stay the week and deal with their issues.[3]


Xiao family
  • Talia Shire as Viola, a Jewish friend of Mrs. Xiao
  • Bai Ling as Dede, Meimei's girlfriend
  • Curtis Lum as Bruce Lee, a Buddhist monk and prospective sperm donor to Meimei and Dede
  • Adrian Hough as Michael, Liz's husband
  • Isaah Brown as Jason, Victoria's son
  • Tseng Chang as Zhou Lin, a friend of Mrs. Xiao, an eminent Chinese pianist, and Meimei's father
  • Kelly Hu as Cindy, Alex's wife and a former Miss Taiwan
  • Valerie Tian as Emily, Alex's daughter


Dim Sum Funeral was widely panned by critics.[4] Fionnuala Halligan of Screen Daily noted the film's "uneven tone", but she commended the set design and decoration by James Willcock.[5]


  1. ^ Goldstein, Gary (June 7, 2009). "Anna Chi, 'Dim Sum Funeral'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Chang, Justin (June 10, 2009). "Dim Sum Funeral". Variety. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Farber, Stephen (November 11, 2008). "Film Review: Dim Sum Funeral". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dim Sum Funeral". Rotten Tomatoes. 
  5. ^ Halligan, Fionnuala (7 October 2008). "Dim Sum Funeral". Screen Daily. 

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